Month: September 2015

CP editorial: What a good zoo can do — An argument for captive animals

The 2013 release of “Blackfish,” a documentary criticizing SeaWorld and other similar facilities for keeping orcas, reignited a long-standing argument against having animals in captivity. Some people immediately jump to conclusions – mostly negative – about an animal’s wellbeing when…

College Avenue median has mixed reviews

Some citizens and students of Columbia appreciate the new median on College Avenue, but others see it as a hazard and an inconvenience to pedestrians and drivers. “As far as I can understand, the main purpose for the median being installed…

Career Fair Sept. 30 brings more than 90 companies to campus

The 2015 CAFNR Career Fair on Sept. 30 is expected to have a large turnout due to the new collaboration with Lincoln University and the Blue Tigers. Stephanie Chipman,director of Career Services, and Whitney Kinne, assistant director, work together each…

MU residence halls provide gender-neutral housing

In 2014, the University of Missouri’s Department of Residential Life made a decision that would change the way college students viewed campus living. Several changes were made, including private unisex community restrooms and different living options. College Avenue Hall is…

MU provides resources to help students get a handle on stress

College is a time of growth, learning, and new experiences that can sometimes become overwhelming. Students at the University of Missouri who have experienced stress or have noticed a decline in their mental health have a variety of tools and…

That late summer buzzing of cicadas is short-lived

What is that sound? Loud, green cicada bugs recently emerged in huge numbers after living underground, completely hidden from the human eye — and ear. There are many species of cicada bugs. Most species grow and develop for 13 to…

Annual showcase will feature unveiling of new Doppler radar

The Columbia area will have access to a new level of safety from severe weather. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will debut a new Doppler radar at the ninth annual South Farm Showcase on…

Food pantries fight against hunger in Columbia

Food pantries in Columbia are working to decrease the number of individuals facing food insecurity in surrounding areas and on the University of Missouri campus. Central Pantry, the largest food pantry in Mid-Missouri, has recently noticed a decrease in the…

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Corner Post

The new staff of writers and editors is off to a running start with the first new stories posted yesterday: Archery event in Vienna and Local park event. Take time to meet the new staff by visiting the Fall 2015…

Local park event offers a challenge, with a little adventure

The Finger Lakes Park second annual Adventure Challenge is Saturday, Sept. 12. Athletes and nature enthusiasts will begin racing at 9 a.m. Contestants begin by kayaking the water trail on Peabody Lake and then running the Kelley Branch mountain bike…